The Matter of the Peanut Rain

Heinz Noonan, the “Bearded Holmes” of the Sandersonville Police Department, was cursing carbohydrates in all their forms — and those were the forms he loved: pasta, bread, milk, beans, potatoes, cookies and beans — while he dined on his fiber-rich, low-carb, lunch of celery stalks and tuna fish from a retort pack. It was not a pleasant repast. As he was regretting years of not being particularly concerned about what he ate, the office…